Working Group 1 PIs

Working Group 1 Principal Investigators

Working Group 1 Co-Leader | Principal Investigator

Keywords: membrane bending; actin; Brownian-dynamics; stochastic-growth simulation; analytic theory; mechanobiology

Executive Committee Member | Working Group 4 co-Leader | Principal Investigator

Keywords: cell interaction with environment and subsequent effect on cell function; cell signalling; angiogenesis; stem cell biology; cell adhesion; cell mechanics; micro- and nanofabrication tools; molecular tools; mechanobiology
[img] Dixit

Working Group 2 Co-Leader | Principal Investigator

Keywords: plant cell morphogenesis; cortical microtubule cytoskeleton; plant cell wall; mechanobiology; microtubule plus-end and minus-end targeting proteins; microtubule severing; microtubule bundling; microtubule self-organization; kinesins

Principal Investigator

Keywords: mapping domain motions of motor proteins and ribosomal elongation factors; mechanics of the energy transduction mechanism; enzymatic reactions; myosin; dynein; kinesin; nanometer tracking of single fluorescent molecules and fluorescent probes; optical traps; mechanobiology
[img] Haswell

Director of Research | Principal Investigator

Keywords: mechanosensitive ion channels, mechanosensitivity, cell signaling, programmed cell death, biochemical and molecular genetic approaches, live-imaging, electrophysiology; mechanobiology

Working Group 1 Co-Leader | Principal Investigator

Keywords: cytoskeleton; molecular motors; cell signalling; muscle contraction; cell structure; intracellular transport; myosin; dynein; kinesin; mechanobiology
[img] Barbara Pickard

Principal Investigator

Keywords: electromechanical signalling in plants; mechanosensing and responses; arabinoglactan protein; cell wall; mechanobiology
[img] Benjamin Prosser

Principal Investigator

Keywords: mechanotransduction; mechanical signalling; mechanical stress; cytoskeleton; cardiac physiology and pathology; mechanobiology
[img] Dave Thirumalai

Principal Investigator

Keywords: equilibrium and non equalibrium statistical mechanics; polymer-colloid interaction; dynamics of protein folding; biochemistry; RNA molecules; conformations in proteins; environmental response; role of chaperone in protein folding; molecular machines; DNA shapes due to stretching and condensation; mechanobiology